Fantastic!! Im making the same cape now. How did you layer the lining, shell, and collar when you do the final stitching together? Im a novice sewer and cant seem to figure it out. (if I sew right side to right side, the collar comes up on the wrong side.) Any advice??
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Very nice! Thanks for sharing how you did it.
Love it! If i ever advance beyond sewing on buttons and repairing seams I’m going to try this!
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Thanks, Parnuuna! Many of my ideas come from keeping up-to-date with the fashion blogosphere, which includes new products from some of my favorite online shops. This dress was inspired by ModCloth's Team Mod Mini Dress .
The length of the elastic is up to you — basically, just make the final length of elastic shorter than the circumference of your sleeve so it will crunch up and give the sleeve a ruffled effect. Although I don't believe I measured it for this tutorial, my "rule of thumb" is to place the elastic around my bare arm where the finished sleeve will fall, tighten it by 0.5 inches, and then mark that tightened final length on the elastic.
If you'd like a safer approach, you can always use long basting stitches to try elastic different lengths before sealing up the sleeve in step 8.
Let me know how it goes — I'm so glad you're liking it so far! :)
How much elastic do you use? Do you measure the elastic around the arm or just thread it through and once it is all the way around cut it?
I am loving this and I hope you respond quickly because I am right in the middle of it!
Danke! If you're logged into BurdaStyle, you should be able to go to the pattern page at http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/ruby and look to the bottom right of the pictures. There, it will list a price and a button that says "Get it now." Click that button, and you should be redirected to your Purchase History page. Once purchased, you can always download the pattern from the Purchase History page.
Love love love these, and I think I can make them! However, I cannot for the life of me download the original pattern! Any suggestions as to how I can get it? Thanks
Holy crap, that was fast. They look awesome!